Here are 10 best morning citrus smoothie recipes to start your day.
Top 10 Best Morning Citrus Smoothies To Start Your Day
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[Recipe 1] – Morning Boost Baobab Smoothie
This citrus smoothie looks incredible. The combination of baobab and citrus fruits tastes amazing. It gives your body a mega dose of all-natural vitamin C which helps to detoxify the body, fight stress and also has anti-inflammatory properties. This smoothie is a great food to start your day with.
Recipe: Serves 1
- 1/2 teaspoon Aduna Baobab Superfruit Powder
- 1 lemon
- 1 orange
- 1/4 grapefruit
- piece of ginger
- small piece of turmeric
- 100ml water
- 1 tsp bee pollen
- 1 tsp honey – if not sweet enough
Peel the fruit and put it into a blender along with the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and fluffy.
[Recipe 2] – Revitalize Green Citrus Smoothie
This Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Paleo-Friendly, Nut-Free and Refined Sugar-Free Green Citrus Smoothie is packed with good-for-you ingredients, yet tastes like a treat. It looks bright and vibrant, and is the best food to start your morning refreshed and revitalized. Feel free to play around with the ratios until you find your perfect version. Little mandarin oranges taste awesome but any orange will work. Particularly if you (or someone in your family) is resistant to veggies, blending greens together into a creamy, sweet treat is an easy and delicious way to get a serving or two of greens.
Recipe: Serves 2
- 1 banana, peeled (preferably frozen)
- 3 mandarin oranges, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach (about 2 big handfuls)
- ¼ cup full-fat coconut milk (from a can)
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (e.g., Super-Fast Cashew Milk, almond milk, rice milk)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice (optional)
- Start with less spinach (about 1/2 cup) and build to 2 cups over time.
- Add 1-2 pitted madjool dates or 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup for added sweetness.
- If you don’t care for bananas feel free to omit them and add 2 additional mandarin oranges and extra ice.
- 1-2 large navel oranges will work in place of mandarins if that’s what you have on hand.
1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
2. Blend on high until well combined.
3. For a thinner consistency add additional milk.
Source: Real Food Whole Life
[Recipe 3] – Citrus Fruit Smoothie
This wonderful citrus drink is very refreshing and different. The grapefruit/banana flavor combo is easy to put together and is really refreshing. The flavor is crisp, tart, and mildly sweet. You may choose not to add water. This smoothie is absoultely fabulous. Highly refreshing drink.
Recipe: Servings 8
- 5 cups grapefruit juice
- 3 cups orange juice
- 1 cup water
- 4 medium firm bananas, cut up and frozen
- 12 frozen unsweetened strawberries
- In a blender, place half of each ingredient; cover and process until smooth.
- Pour into a pitcher.
- Serve immediately.
Source: Genius Kitchen
[Recipe 4] – Morning Riser Citrus Smoothie
The combination of Key Lime from the MuscleEgg, Mandarin orange zest, and lemon juice pac quite a big punch of flavour into this awesome smoothie. This healthy, protein packed citrus smoothie is filled with key lime, mandarin orange, and lemon flavours, and is low in carbs, packed with Vitamin C, and loaded with soothing flat tummy benefits. You have the BIG perk of tartness from the lemon juice, zing and health benefits from the raw ginger, and subtle flavor and sweetness from the Key Lime MuscleEgg. It will turn out every bit as refreshing and satisfying as you expected.
Recipe: Serves 1
Cook time: 2 minutes
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 cup Key Lime MuscleEgg egg whites
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1/2 scoop ‘Gourmet Vanilla’ PEScience protein power
- 20 drops Valencia orange Sweet Leaf Stevia (or 1 tbsp honey)
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until smooth. Add ice if desired.
- calories- 189
- fat- 2 grams
- carbs- 19
- protein- 27 grams
Source: Corina Nielsen
[Recipe 5] – Oatmeal and Citrus Smoothie
This Oatmeal and Citrus Smoothie is a must for those who are fans of citrus parties. Fresh citrus is a reason to love winter. Bright pink grapefruits and intoxicatingly fragrant Meyer lemons are bound to excite your taste buds. It is recommended to use half of a pink grapefruit and a whole orange, but you could certainly use whatever combination of citrus fruits you like/have on hand. Adding toasted oats to a smoothie is a delightful experiment. The oats result in a thicker smoothie and provide a nice little nutritional boost as well. It’s definitely something worth repeating. You can use a bit of oat milk in the recipe. But if you can’t find oat milk, you can use whatever variety of non-dairy milk you prefer.
Recipe: Serves: 1-2
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cups oat milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 2 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 peeled and frozen banana, cut into chunks
- 1 orange, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into chunks
- In a small dry skillet, toast the oats over medium-high heat until they become fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
- Add the toasted oats, milk, agave nectar, chia seeds and vanilla extract to your blender. Let this sit for about 5 minutes. Then add the banana, orange and grapefruit. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Link: Floating Kitchen
[Recipe 6] – Good Morning Green Citrus Smoothie
This simple, delicious, and nutrient dense recipe squeezes in greens, and is a great way to help your body reset from all tiredness, excitement, and stress. Get a glow from within with this vitamin C rich Citrus Green Smoothie. Citrus (i.e. lemon and orange) is full of Vitamin C that helps give your skin a healthy glow, and healthy fats in the coconut milk and avocado will help balance hormones for smooth skin. Spinach contains heaping amounts of Vitamin A and K and also phytonutrients that have been shown to help decrease inflammation in the body that shows up as redness, puffiness, or acne. This smoothie is all about giving you the nutrients you need to give you that healthy glow as it’s packed with beauty foods. Coconut milk is incredibly hydrating with naturally occurring electrolytes like potassium that help you retain water for lively skin and hair. This smoothie is simple but quite the powerhouse.
- Prep time: 5 mins
- Total time: 5 mins
- Serves: 1
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup canned organic light coconut milk
- 2 cups organic fresh spinach
- ½ banana (may use fresh or frozen)
- 1 orange, peeled and deseeded
- ¼ medium avocado
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 pitted dates
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt (i.e. pinch of sea salt)
- Using a high-speed blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Optional to add a handful of ice to the blender to chill or pour smoothie over ice.
- For a sweeter smoothie, add more dates and adjust to taste. For an added protein boost, add your favorite plant-based vanilla protein powder. Enjoy immediately.
Link: Nutrition Stripped
[Recipe 7] – Sunshine Smoothie
This creamy smoothie tastes like a tropical mango-pineapple version of an orange julius. Try this smoothie – Vitamin C has never tasted so good! The frozen banana makes the healthiest, purist, creamiest base for a super thick smoothie. Creamy, fruity citrus smoothie made with orange, mango, banana, and not much else! Play around with the fruits you use. Frozen mango, a little frozen pineapple, and 2 oranges are what I like to use. Have a grapefruit on hand? Use 1 orange + 1 grapefruit instead. Or decrease the mango and increase the pineapple. Go fruit wild.
- 1 frozen ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
- Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana and apple. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
- Blend the frozen banana chunks and orange juice together until thick, creamy, and smooth – about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add the oranges, mango, and pineapple. Blend until combined.
- Instead of two oranges, try 1 orange and 1 grapefruit.
- You may prefer frozen mango chunks over fresh because they lend a creamier texture to the smoothie.
- For an added nutritional punch, try adding 1 cup of your favorite greens!
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction
[Recipe 8] – Citrus Smoothie
This smoothie is just awesome and incredibly appetising. It is power packed to boost your health not just with Vitamin C but with other vital nutrients too. Frozen mango chunks round out the citrus notes of fresh pineapple, orange, and lemon in this smoothie. You can blend in any mixer if Vitamix is not available at hand. A delicious, creamy, sweet, and tart green smoothie for a healthy breakfast on the go or snack.
- Yield: 2 cups (480 ml)
- Total Time: 11 Minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
- 1 orange, peeled, halved
- ¼ other lemon, peeled, seeded
- ½ cups (85 g) pineapple, peeled, cubed
- ¼ cups (60 g) frozen mango
- 1 cup (130 g) ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached.
[Recipe 9] – Morning Citrus Smoothie
This smoothie will start your day off right. It is rich in protein, iron, and calcium, and is super easy to make. You can grow many of the ingredients in your kitchen garden. Blend well and serve chilled. Remember to wash and clean the spinach and mint leaves under running water.
- 6.4 oz(s) Nasoya Tofu, Silken
- 3 cup(s) Dole Spinach
- 1 lime
- 1 orange
- 6 tbsp Mint
- 1 cup(s) Ice
- Peel fruit
- Separate mint leaves from stems
- Combine ingredients in blender
- Blend until extra smooth
[Recipe 10] – Sunny Citrus Smoothie
This citrus smoothie is wonderfully versatile and is loaded with great citrus flavor. It has the standout flavor of grapefruit, but can be substituted by other citrus fruits depending on what’s in season, such as lime, tangerine, tangelo or blood orange. Delight your family with this nutrition-packed smoothie.
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 red grapefruit
- 3/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Remove zest from orange and lemon; set aside. Cut a slice off from the top and bottom of the orange, lemon and grapefruit. One at a time, place them on a cutting board and remove all the peel and white pith with a knife, exposing the flesh. Chop the fruits and remove any seeds. Place the fruits into a blender and add half the orange and lemon zest and the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and pour into 2 glasses; sprinkle with the remaining zest.
- Per Serving: 160 calories (5 from fat), 35mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 24g sugar), 10g protein.
Source: Whole Foods Market